I am excited to announce that I’ll be featured as a speaker at the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit on October 12, 2011, in Minneapolis. This excellent conference focuses on the use of business intelligence and analytics applications in Healthcare. The event will highlight strategies to better manage ever-increasing volumes of healthcare data to achieve improved patient safety and quality of care while increasing efficiency and decreasing costs.
The topic of my presentation will be “Healthcare analytics from the waiting room to the treatment room – decision support in action“. The presentation overview is as follows:
Recent advances in healthcare information technology (HIT) have resulted in a massive increase in the volume and complexity of data available for gaining insight into healthcare operations. Given the growing pressures on the healthcare system, healthcare organizations (HCOs) must leverage this influx of data to radically improve quality, safety, and efficiency to be viable, competitive enterprises. Leading HCOs promote the widespread, innovative use of analytic applications to drive decision-making and quality improvement initiatives at all levels throughout the organization. This presentation will showcase real-world examples of how business intelligence and analytics applications are venturing beyond the corporate office and into the hands of front-line management and staff to enable real-time data-driven decision making. We will discuss strategies for and lessons learned from initiatives that use front-line analytics to improve quality, enhance efficiency, and enable sustainability. The strategies discussed will include finding the right balance between IT- and business-lead innovation and development, how to engage staff with analytics, and recruiting and retaining the “right” analytics resources for healthcare. The creative use of analytics from the waiting room to the bedside will help enable the transparency and cross-silo sharing that HCOs need to break down the barriers to achieve true healthcare transformation.
I am looking forward to attending and speaking at this event. There will be plenty of opportunity to network with other healthcare analytics professionals to share ideas and “talk shop”. If you have the chance, I would definitely recommend attending this conference as a professional development and network building opportunity. As the event draws closer, I’ll be posting interviews with conference organizers and speakers, and highlighting areas that will be receiving focus at this year’s event, so stay tuned.
I hope to see you in Minneapolis!